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Cable TV Innovator Midco Chooses Concurrent's CDN Platform to Expand Video on Demand Options for 385,000 Midwest Customers
Midco serves more than 385,000 subscribers throughout Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and has delivered on-demand movies and TV shows for nearly a decade. As an early innovator in VOD, Midco has mastered delivery of content to digital televisions and set-top boxes - and with Concurrent, Midco not only upgrades services for these traditional devices, it can add IP-based devices such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
The latest version of Concurrent's CDN Solution offers an integrated architecture built on a stable Linux foundation, and wide range of features and workloads for live video, VOD, cloud DVR, and more. Concurrent's new redundancy and scalability features allow it to be deployed with minimal hardware, without compromising functionality and high availability, for a cost of ownership up to 50 percent lower than even less comprehensive products. Concurrent now boasts RestartTV, a complete suite of time-shift TV options such as Pause Live TV and Catch Up TV.
"Concurrent's CDN platform gives us the ability to deliver our popular ON Demand services more efficiently and affordably over our existing HFC network, and to expand our capabilities in the future," said Bill Chatwell, Midco's Video Systems Manager. "With Concurrent we can provide our customers with high-end options for movies and TV on demand, to any device they choose."
"Midco offers its subscribers a state-of-the-art on-demand service for film and television, which requires a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the highest possible user experience and digital quality," said Clay McCreery, Concurrent's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Service. "Our CDN solution sets a new high-water mark in top quality content delivery for all devices, all formats, all protocols, all set-top and IP Devices, and it's right at home at Midco."
Founded in 1931, Midco is the leading provider of internet and networking, cable TV, phone, data center and managed services, home automation and advertising services in the Upper Midwest. More than 385,000 residential and business customers count on Midco services in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Midco will deliver advanced gigabit internet technology to most customers by the end of 2017. Visit Midco.com to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.
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